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Poster: Mystic550 Date: Jan 7, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: At Sea

Looking at the first paragraph though it looks like past tense.

At the time the work was created,
at least one author (or rightholder in the case of a sound recording) must have been a national or domiciliary of an eligible source country.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 7, 2011 4:15pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: At Sea

But to be an "eligible source country" they only had to currently be a member of Berne or WTO (the definition is in the present tense). The law is saying that any work that is from any country that is a member of those treaty organisations on 1 jan 1996 that meets the other criteria is restored. And that any works from any country that joins the treaty organisation at a later date can be restored under presidential proclamation.

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Poster: Mystic550 Date: Jan 7, 2011 6:38pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: At Sea

Ok I think I understand it now. It is just saying that they had to be a national of that country and eligible source country is determined by whether they were a member on 01/01/1996 for GATT. For presidential proclamation the circular does state in the footnotes that the only country that has received that is Vietnam.

So if any country other than Vietnam was not a member of Berne or WTO on 01/01/1996 then they don't qualify for GATT.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 7, 2011 7:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: At Sea

Yes thats right. GATT doesn't apply to countries that aren't members of the treaties, weren't members on 1 Jan 1996, or have since become members but weren't proclaimed as elegible countries.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2011-01-08 03:19:32